This started years ago, as a print on white. I painted into it with watercolors. Then the back became more interesting than the front. Periodically I would stitch into it, then put it back on the "What IS this?" pile. A piece of painted fabric became its ground. I stitched some more. I painted with acrylics.
John McPhee, when asked once whether he didn't sometimes wish to change a published work, replied, "The point isn't to get it perfect. The point is to get it finished." This piece, at last, is done.